39 days in Australia Itinerary

39 days in Australia Itinerary

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39 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Shuttle:  26 h
1
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Cairns
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + Ferry + Drive:  10 h 15 min
3
Fraser Island
— 4 nights
+3
Drive + Ferry + Drive + Fly:  7 h 15 min
4
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Wentworth Falls
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
8
Canberra
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
9
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
10
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
11
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  19 h 45 min
End: London

3
nights
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Get out of town with these interesting Port Douglas side-trips: Walu Wugirriga Lookout (in Cow Bay), Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach) and Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan). There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and explore and take pictures at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

For maps, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas day trip planner .

London, UK to Port Douglas is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Port Douglas. In March, Port Douglas is much hotter than London - with highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Tranquility Falls, Walu Wugirriga Lookout
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

3
nights
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and admire the landmark architecture of Freshwater Station.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cairns day trip planning website .

Traveling by bus from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In March, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

4
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Fraser Island is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake McKenzie, enjoy the sand and surf at Eli Creek, tour the pleasant surroundings at Indian Head, and make a trip to K'gari.

To see other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Fraser Island online vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Cairns to Fraser Island takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Traveling from Cairns in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Fraser Island, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Indian Head ©
Indian Head
Lake Birrabeen ©
Lake Birrabeen

2
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Venture out of the city with trips to MaisyMoo (in Caloundra) and SunJet Simulations (in Mooloolaba). There's still lots to do: stroll around South Bank Parklands, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Brisbane attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Brisbane takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In March in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trips

MaisyMoo, SunJet Simulations
Highlights from your plan
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, see the interesting displays at Lord Howe Island Museum, then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: play a few rounds at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, then hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

5
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Sydney is known for nightlife, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney online holiday planner .

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Sydney are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Wentworth Falls.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

3
nights
Wentworth Falls

Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls is a town in the Blue Mountains region of New South Wales, situated approximately west of the Sydney central business district, and about east of Katoomba, Australia on the Great Western Highway, with a Wentworth Falls railway station on the Main Western line. Get out of town with these interesting Wentworth Falls side-trips: Bilpin (Bilpin Cider Company & Hillbilly Cider). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, don't miss a visit to Day FIne Art, admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, and take some stellar pictures from Govetts Leap.

To find reviews, maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, use the Wentworth Falls trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Wentworth Falls takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Sydney in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Wentworth Falls, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Wentworth Falls

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Katoomba, Blackheath, Bilpin, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, The National Pass
Highlights from your plan
Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

2
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout, then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and then engage your brain at Questacon. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia, then get your game on at Axxe, and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia.

To find maps, where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Canberra holiday maker site .

Getting from Wentworth Falls to Canberra by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Wentworth Falls in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Canberra, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip builder website .

Fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Melbourne, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Uluru, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and stroll through Uluru Hiking Path.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. In April, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

2
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 11th (Sat), walk around Kings Park and Botanic Garden and then contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River and then explore the galleries of Fremantle Prison.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Perth trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. April in Perth sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 13th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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